Small businesses spend around $60 billion dollars every year on energy. A large portion of those costs goes to keeping the lights on.
Given how much money businesses spend on lighting, it’s important to choose fixtures that contribute to the overall aesthetic and create a great environment. Staying up to date with lighting trends can help you design a commercial space that your employees and clients will enjoy.
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One of the trends we expect to see in the coming year is the use of lighting fixtures that do more than illuminate. These lighting solutions will include intelligent features like wireless connectivity, color-tuning, and sensors.
Studies show that almost 80% of Americans now own a smartphone. People can use these devices with Bluetooth capability to control a variety of “smart” objects.
In commercial lighting, we expect to see fixtures outfitted with Bluetooth capability that can be controlled from smartphones, tablets, and other devices. This feature will allow building managers to better control their energy usage and be more strategic with their use of lighting.
While users will have better control over their lighting from Bluetooth connected devices, many new lighting fixtures will likely have smart features that don’t even require direct control. Smart light fixtures will have sensors that can adjust based on motion, air humidity, time of day, and other factors. This will make managing lighting easier than ever.
Many of us spend significant amounts of time indoors under artificial lighting. New trends in lighting will take this into consideration, and develop features that are friendlier to human health. These LED lights will be easier on human eyes and skin to reduce negative side effects.
5. Energy Efficiency
In every industry, efforts are being made to improve energy efficiency and eco-friendliness. Lighting will be no different. We expert commercial buildings to continue making use of energy efficient bulbs to cut down on electricity costs.
This is another area where smart features will come in handy. Being able to control lights from a smart device will enable users to make sure that lights are turned off when no one is in the building. Lights can even be set to turn off automatically at certain times of the day.
6. Emergency Lighting Standards
Lighting is certainly essential for workplace productivity and consumer experience. But it is also important for emergency preparedness and safety standards. New trends in lighting will be better outfitted to meet these needs.
Smart features and sensitivity can be used to make emergency lighting smarter as well. For instance, lights to illuminate emergency exits or supplies can be triggered to automatically illuminate based on changes in the environment or alarms.
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With these trends in hand, you will be able to optimize your commercial space for your business’s needs.
If you’re ready to get the lighting you need for your business, contact us today. We’ll work with you to get the best lighting solutions for your needs.